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Lily, St Helen and St Katharine

The Poet X

Poet X is a book about a girl called Xiomara who is a very quiet girl at the beginning and has always kept her words to herself. Yet she has many secrets, she has feeling for a boy in her biology class, she has a notebook full of poems that she hides under her bed and she goes to a poetry club after school. Xiomara thinks that no one really listens to and no one really cares about her and she refuses to be silent and lets her voice be heard.
The plot of the book is really gripping and it is well constructed. The events are quite believable, but some of them are not as believable as others. The author has made the ending of the book really clear and has told you everything you would want to know at the end.
The characters are well thought out and they develop a lot throughout the book, especially Xiomara and her twin. The characters aren’t revealed a lot at the start and throughout the book you learn more and more about them. I think this is really effective because it helps you want to carry on reading it as you might have lots of questions about them. They also fit in well with their background story and surrounding.
I really like how the author wrote the book in a poem style, it is like you are reading Xiomara’s poem book yourself. They fit in well with each other. The language is informal, but it works well with this book, as it is supposed to be like a teenager’s notebook.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book and I couldn’t put it down. At the start you don’t really understand it that much, better in the book it all makes sense and it is very clear. I would recommend this book to lots of people, mainly 12-14 year olds. I would give this book 9/10 because it took a little while to get into it, but once you get into it, it’s amazing!

Posted on: 24th April 2019 at 10:32 am

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